Honeywell (NYSE: HON) signed a contract with Indian airline IndiGo to supply its on-order Airbus A320neo fleet with a suite of avionics technologies. IndiGo's new fleet of aircraft will feature several Honeywell safety-focused cockpit systems that will enable pilots to better monitor the surrounding airspace and provide greater situational awareness.
In a first for India's airline industry, IndiGo's A320neo fleet will feature Honeywell's SmartRunway/SmartLanding system. SmartRunway/SmartLanding increases awareness during taxi, takeoff and landing phases by helping pilots ensure that the aircraft has a stabilized approach and is configured to land.
"By providing IndiGo's new fleet with the latest technology, we are ensuring that India's fastest-growing domestic airline is increasing safety and efficiency," said Arijit Ghosh, president, Honeywell Aerospace India. "With this agreement, IndiGo joins an ever-growing list of carriers around the world that are committed to equipping their aircraft with the latest technology to provide passengers with the best travel experience possible."
In addition to cockpit technologies, Honeywell will provide products and handle maintenance requirements for the Honeywell 131-9A Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) for IndiGo's new A320neo fleet.
Honeywell Avionics Technologies Onboard IndiGo Aircraft
Honeywell's suite of avionics technologies selected by IndiGo for its fleet of A320neo aircraft includes the following:
Date: May 6, 2015